One of India’s most popular SUVs, the Hyundai Creta has changed. The Korean carmaker has launched a 2024 version of the car in the market, and it comes with a whole lot of changes when it comes to design, features as well as tech. That’s not all, a new engine option has also been introduced and the safety quotient has gone up as well.
The face of the Creta has completely changed when it comes to the pre-facelift car. Prominent here are the new horizon LED positioning lamps & and DRLs, black chrome parametric radiator grille and quad beam LED headlamps. The rear is redesigned too with new signature connected LED tail lamps, a new tailgate, bumper, skid plates and a new spoiler. The design of the alloys has also slightly changed on the SUV. It is being offered in 7 colour options where the Robust Emerald Pearl is a new addition. Atlas white with a black roof is the only dual-tone you can buy.
There’s a new centre console design in the cabin. It includes the new dual-zone climate control system along with new air conditioning vents. Other features include a voice-enabled panoramic sunroof, front-ventilated seats and 8-way power adjustment for the driver seat. The 10.25-inch digital cluster has changed and features a display for ADAS along with a blind view monitor. It features themes that are switchable with every drive mode.
The new 10.25-inch infotainment screen features a multi-language UI display with support for 10 regional & and 2 international languages. It’s connected to a premium bose surround sound system and also offers in-built music streaming. The Bluelink connected car technology offers more than 70 connected features on the new Creta and supports 148 embedded voice commands. On the second row, you get features like 2 step rear reclining, a window sunshade, headrest cushion, a USB Charger (C-Type), LED reading lamps and a centre armrest.
The new Hyundai Creta is powered by 2 Petrol and 1 Diesel engine options. While the 1.5 Petrol and 1.5 Diesel were seen earlier as well, the 1.5 Turbo GDi Petrol is a new option on the SUV. It makes 158 bhp along with approximately 250 Nm of peak torque. Depending on the engine and gearbox you can expect a fuel efficiency between 17.4 and 21.8 kmpl on the new Creta. There also are 3 drive modes (Eco, Normal & Sport) and Traction Control Modes (Snow, Sand & Mud) in the SUV.
Hyundai says the body structure on the SUV has been further reinforced on key areas like crash members, floor, side sill and crash pad to improve structural rigidity and energy absorption which improves the level of crashworthiness. There are as many as 36 standard safety features which include 6 airbags, disc brakes on all 4 wheels, tyre pressure monitoring system and hill-start assist control. On top trims, you also get an electric parking brake, front parking sensor and blind-spot view monitor. The facelift also gets 19 Level 2 Advanced Driver Assistance Systems features.
The new Hyundai Creta range starts at Rs. 10.99 lakh, ex-showroom for the base Petrol and goes up to Rs. 19.99 lakh for both the top Diesel automatic and the Petrol DCT. Prices are introductory and there are as many as 19 trims to choose from based on drivetrain. Hyundai is offering a 3-year unlimited km warranty on the new Creta.
The author is a Senior Editor at carandbike.com.